Purdue University Purdue Memorial Union Purdue Student Union Board

2015 Homecoming

"Bundle Up Boilers"

 

Homecoming is Saturday, November 7, 2015.

Congratulations to our candidates listed below! 

On Saturday, November 7, Alyssa Begle and Jacob Ellis were crowned 2015 Homecoming King and Queen. Thank you to everyone that contributed to the success of this year's homecoming week of events! We will see you all next year. 

Queen Candidates

Alyssa Begle

Alyssa Begle
Major(s)
Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences
Hometown
Ferdinand, IN
Purdue Campus Activities
  • Purdue Foundation Student Board, President
  • Purdue University Dance Marathon, Student Organization Outreach Executive
  • College Mentors for Kids, Executive of Programming
  • Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society
  • Sigma Kappa Sorority
Scholarships
  • Presidential Scholarship
  • William T. Berkshire Scholarship
  • Sigma Kappa Foundation Scholarship
  • Blackwelder Scholarship
  • Marquis Scholarship

Lexie Costa

Lexie Costa
Major(s)
Special/Elementary Education
Hometown
Lindenhurst, IL
Purdue Campus Activities
  • Purdue Golduster Dance Team, Student Leader
  • College of Education Ambassador
  • Miss Purdue University 2013
  • Alpha Phi, Member & Past Director of Sisterhood
  • Office of Admissions, Purdue Ambassador
Scholarships
  • Purdue University Presidential Scholarship
  • Purdue University Alfred DeVito Freshman Scholarship
  • Miss Purdue University Scholarship
  • Miss America Organization Academic Scholarship at Miss Indiana 2014 & 2015
  • Lake County Retired Teachers’ Scholarship

Katrina Molina

Katrina Molina
Major(s)
Industrial Technology
Hometown
Fallon, NV
Purdue Campus Activities
  • Alpha Kappa Psi Co-Ed Professional Business Fraternity – Disciplinary Warden
  • Purdue Student Veteran Organization – Treasurer
  • Purdue University Peer Advisors for Veteran Education – Advisor
Scholarships
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant
  • University Grant
  • Access and Success Incentive Grant
  • Purdue University General Scholarship

Bri Read

Bri Read
Major(s)
Chemical Engineering
Hometown
Avon, IN
Purdue Campus Activities
  • Panhellenic Association, President
  • Old Masters, Host/Promotional Officer
  • Society of Women Engineers, Exploring Engineering at Purdue Chair
  • Undergraduate Interfraternity Institute, Session Coordinator
  • ENGR 104, Peer Mentor

Kelsey Rieger

Kelsey Rieger
Major(s)
Chemical Engineering
Hometown
Dayton, OH
Purdue Campus Activities
  • Purdue Engineering Student Council, Treasurer
  • Engineering Projects in Community Service, GLASS Team Project Manager
  • Delta Zeta Xi Omega Chapter, Active Member
  • Global Medical Brigades Honduras, Volunteer Translator
  • Omega Chi Epsilon Chemical Engineering Honor Society
Scholarships
  • Purdue University Presidential Scholarship
  • Allen and Mildred Everitt Scholarship
  • Sylvia Karabay EPICS Scholarship
  • John W. Berry Memorial Scholarship
  • James Rust Scholarship for Chemical Engineering

Justine Weatherman

Justine Weatherman
Major(s)
Economics/Finance
Hometown
Clayton, IN
Purdue Campus Activities
  • Purdue Ambassadors
  • Honors Leadership Council, Krannert Representative
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society
  • Honors College Mentor
  • Alpha Gamma Delta Fraternity
Scholarships
  • Purdue Trustee Scholarship
  • Distinguished Young Woman Scholarship
  • John Mitchell Memorial Scholarship
  • Mill Creek Community Swim Team Scholarship
  • IES Disability Scholarship

Anna Ye

Anna Ye
Major(s)
Industrial Engineering
Hometown
West Lafayette, IN
Purdue Campus Activities
  • Purdue Student Government, Treasurer
  • Purdue Engineering Student Council
  • College of Engineering Ambassador
  • Student Organization Grant Allocation Board, Chair
  • CRU (Campus Crusades for Christ)
Scholarships
  • Coca-Cola Scholar
  • Purdue University Presidential Scholarship
  • Future Purdue Scholarship
  • Best Buy Scholar

King Candidates

Jacob Ellis

Jacob Ellis
Major(s)
Organizational Leadership & Supervision
Hometown
Wabash, IN
Purdue Campus Activities
  • Delta Upsilon Fraternity - Chapter President
  • Undergraduate InterFraternity Institute - Intern
  • Boiler Gold Rush Supervisor & Move-In Coordinator
  • College Mentors for Kids - Mentor
  • Title IX Office - Escalation Relationship Violence Peer Educator
Scholarships
  • 21st Century Scholarship
  • Purdue 1937 Class Scholarship
  • Maurice G. Knoy Scholarship
  • Kraebber Leadership Scholarship
  • C Hix and Marguerite Jones Alumni Scholarship

Michael Fouch

Michael Fouch
Major(s)
Management with a Concentration in Management Information Systems
Hometown
Brownsburg, IN
Purdue Campus Activities
  • Boiler Gold Rush 2014 Student Orientation Committee, Orientation Initiatives
  • Purdue University Dance Marathon, New Student Outreach Executive
  • University Residences, Resident Assistant Shreve Hall
  • Purdue University Conference Division, 2015 Summer Conference Coordinator
  • 2015-2016 Purdue Foundation Student Board, Member

Matthew Gebbie

Matthew Gebbie
Major(s)
Finance, Accounting, Management
Hometown
Granger, IN
Purdue Campus Activities
  • Interfraternity Council, President
  • Mortar Board National College Senior Honor Society
  • Gimlet Leadership Honorary

Patrick Sullivan

Patrick Sullivan
Major(s)
Finance, Accounting, Management, and Industrial Management
Hometown
Painesville, OH
Purdue Campus Activities
  • Interfraternity Council, Vice President of Administration & Chief Justice of the Fraternal Judicial Board
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Recruitment Chairman, Capital Campaign Board Member, and former Treasurer
  • Purdue Foundation Student Board, Board Member
  • Purdue Accounting Association, Member
  • Order of Omega, Director of Recruitment and Membership Development
Scholarships
  • 2015 Charles O. McGaughey Leadership Award
  • 2015 John Wooden Leader of the Year Award
  • 2014 Outstanding Eminent Treasurer Award – Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
  • 2015 Class of 1937 Scholarship
  • 2015 Grand Prix Scholarship

Dustin Weisner

Dustin Weisner
Major(s)
Aeronautical Engineering Technology
Hometown
Columbus, IN
Purdue Campus Activities
  • Multi-State Commission on Military Credit, Purdue Student Advisor
  • Purdue Student Veterans Organization, President
  • PSVO Grand Prix Team, Crew Chief
  • ATEaM, Member
Scholarships
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill

Michael Xu

Michael Xu
Major(s)
Hospitality and Tourism Management
Hometown
Shanghai, China
Purdue Campus Activities
  • Purdue Chinese Christian Fellowship, Bible Study Co-leader
  • Meredith Hall, Resident Assistant
  • Purdue Student Government, Senator for College of Health and Human Sciences
  • Purdue Welcome Center, Student Intern/Ambassador
  • American Hotel and Lodging Association- Purdue Chapter, Fundraising Chair

Homecoming Week of Events

 

King and Queen Voting: Wednesday, October 28, to Wednesday, November 4 on BoilerLink

6 men and 7 women are selected by a panel of anonymous judges to represent Purdue on Homecoming Court. Vote on Boilerlink and support your favorite candidates! It’s easy to vote. Just go to Boilerlink, sign in, and follow the prompts. 

Monday, November 2

Chili Kickoff and Ice Skating Rink - Memorial Mall (rain: PMU Ballrooms); 4:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m.

Come celebrate the first event of Homecoming week with the Purdue Student Union Board and Purdue Alumni Association! Kickoff a great homecoming week with ice skating, chili, hot chocolate/hot apple cider, and crafts! FREE with Purdue Student ID. Not a student? No problem - $3 to skate, $3 for chili, or $5 for both. 

Don't miss out on this first ever event with an ice skating rink! 

Wednesday, November 4

Trivia Night: Homecoming Edition - Union Commons; 7:00-9:00pm

Do you love trivia? We will be hosting a Purdue-inspired trivia night with some hidden questions "winter wonderland themed". Sign-up with a group of 6 the night of, so come early to ensure that your organization is in! All organizations will receive points for attending the event; however, the top winners of the night will receive bonus points towards their overall score. 

*Items can also be dropped off for the non-profit organizations during this event between 6:15 - 7:00pm* 

Thursday, November 5

Homecoming Service Event- Food Finders and Almost Home Humane Society; Memorial Mall ; 1:00-5:00pm

This year we will be partnering with FoodFinders Food Bank and Almost Home Humane Society to collect food items for our Purdue University food pantry AND animal items for one of our local shelters. Organizations, departments, and businesses are encouraged to drop off items during the event to be "weighed" and collected by the two non-profit organizations. Items collected will be tallied and added to the overall score for Purdue student organizations and departments. Stop by for some fun activities, puppies, and to meet the 2015 Homecoming Candidates! 

Friday, November 6

Parade—Starts at 7:30 p.m. from Pierce/State Street to Mackey Arena
Celebrate with friends at the Boilermaker Night Train Parade! The parade will feature walking units, vehicles and floats made by student organizations and local businesses. The route will begin at the corner of Pierce and State Street, west on State Street, north on Martin Jischke Drive, east on Third Street before turning north on University Street and ending at Mackey Arena. The parade will highlight this year’s theme “Bundle Up Boilers” Come celebrate our university and community at the parade!

Saturday, November 7

Purdue Football vs. Illinois—Noon

Come watch as our Boilermaker football team takes on the Fighting Illini from Illinois.

If you would like to invite the Homecoming King and Queen candidates to an event please contact Kearstynn Goulette at psubhomecoming@purdue.edu.

Parade Route